Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Waheeda Rehman – Dancing Queen turns 77

Waheeda Rehman, the yesteryear actress is an epitome of beauty. In fact star of millennium Amitabh Bachchan adores her as the most beautiful women in Bollywood. Hence Hindi film lyricist and Urdu poet Shakeel Badayuni has exceptionally written the song praising her eternal beauty in the song…. Chaudahavin Ka Chaand Ho, Ya Aafataab Ho, Jo Bhi Ho Tum, Khuda Ki Qasam, Laajavaab Ho…

February 3, marks the birthday of Waheeda Rehman; Raaga.Com wishes her many birthday greetings.

Waheeda Rehman was born and brought up in Andhra Pradesh, and is a Telugu Muslim. Waheeda began her film career with a Telugu film. It was one of her dance sequences in a Telugu movie Rojulu Marayi (1955) that caught the attention of genius Guru Dutt. Down South she had the prestigious of doing many films in Telugu and Tamil and worked with greats like MG Ramachandran, Gemini Ganeshan, and N T Rama Rao.

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Besides being gifted with stunning beauty Waheeda Rehman’s biggest asset was her dancing talent. Filmmakers exploited her dancing abilities to the hilt. Remember her dance number from films like ROOP KI RANI CHORON KA RAJA, MUJHE JEENE DO, EK PHOOL CHAAR KAANTE, TEESARI KASAM, BAAT EK RAAT KI or PREM PUJARI but one movie that explored her dancing potential and gave her scope to prove her talent was Vijay Anand directed and Dev Anand produced film GUIDE (1965)

Remember its hit dance numbers Piya tose naina laage re … and Mose chhal kiye jaaye… Though Waheeda was excellent in both these songs yet dance critics believe Piya tose naina laage re… was a very challenging number. Reason being it was about 8 minute marathon dance song with Waheeda wooing the film buffs in different dance forms and different costumes for diverse themes like Diwali, Holi; at sunrise and at moonrise, serenading her beloved.

The movie fetched Waheeda Rehman her most deserved Filmfare Best actress award. In her illustrious career Waheeda Rehman has been bestowed with Padma Shri in (1972) and Padma Bhushan in 2011 by the government of India saluting her contribution to Indian Cinema.